The Danna, LangkawiCategory: 5-Star Luxury, Location: Pantai Kok
This is one hotel which not only takes you to a different level of five star luxury, but offers it with a charm that you can rarely find in any other hotel in the island. They have created a super fine blend of ambience with British old colonial and Mediterranean architectures, which is complimented with cordial and friendly service.
The resort is located in Telaga Harbor in Pantai Kok area and is nestled between the rolling mountains of Mat Cincang on one side and the ocean & harbor on the other side. As you turn around the corner, you will see the beautiful harbor and the marina where many sail boats and yachts are moored or sailing by... a picturesque setting.
And on one side and close to Perdana Quay is a 5-storeyed white building standing with glorious pride, The Danna. Although from outside the rectangular building looks quite simple, as you enter the lobby you get to feel the royal grandeur despite the fact that the hotel has not indulged in over opulence.
The Danna, Langkawi
Danna in Sanskrit means Gift. Indeed it is a great gift in life if you happen to experience a stay in the resort. In Danna, they believe that the guests must be treated like in a private home. So you don't check in at the lobby where there may be outside guests. They will take you to a quiet cornet that looks like a cozy living room. With dark wood and mellow red accents, the room reflects the old colonial charm... a place ideal for relaxing and reading a book on a rainy afternoon. This is where you will check in.
Another great and unique offering... as you walk in, you will be offered a complimentary head & shoulder massage. This is a great way of acknowledging that most guests travel long distances and reach a hotel worn out, and a 15-minute massage is a perfect way of kick starting the day.
There are several other unique services that are meticulously designed, for example a staff would come around and offer complementary sunglass cleaning service during your stay.
As you are escorted to your room, you will walk through long corridors, quiet lounges and dining areas before you reach your room.
Rooms & Units
Most rooms in the hotel overlook either the ocean, harbor or the rolling mountains with lush rainforests. The inside rooms face the inner courtyard and the pool. While there are many different kinds of rooms and suits pampering you to different levels of luxurious experiences, all are large in size in their respective categories and have wooden floors, luxury bathrooms with large doors and many other great amenities. Many have four poster king beds.
The Merchant Rooms offer great views of the marina village and rolling hills and so do the Marina Rooms from its private terrace and bathrooms. The Viceroy Rooms have panaromic views of the bay and the pool from its private balconies, and Countess Suites have separate living rooms with two private balconies and even a private Jacuzzi.
Restaurants, Bars & Lounges
There are a number of dining options in The Danna. The breakfast is complimentary and served in buffet style and also made to order. The Planters' Restaurant is the main dining area and overlooks the infinity pool and the beach. It serves Mediterranean dishes. You can dine indoor or al fresco.
The Straits & Co is a cafe overlooking the marina and has an old colonial charm. It offers British-Malay food, traditional snacks and also afternoon tea. The Verandah is a grand lounge area with high ceiling, chandeliers and tall pillars reflecting an era which is long gone. This is an ideal place to enjoy cocktails either indoor or outdoor. There is also a cigar bar here.
The Drawing Room is a cigar and wine room overlooking the marina. It has a collection of about 200 select top class wines from all over the world. The Pool Cafe is located next to the infinity pool and serves drinks and local & European snacks. For a romantic dinner, you can also choose to dine at the beach front or at the rain forest garden in the courtyard.
Hotel Amenities & Info
The hotel has its own white sandy private beach.
The 3-Tier infinity pool is the largest in the island and surrounded by lounge chairs. The ocean is about 12 feet away down a gentle slope.
A section of the pool is turned into a Kids pool and a Jacuzzi.
The fitness center is located on the fifth floor and offers a range of modern equipment.
The spa is located adjacent to the fitness center and offers many different massages and treatments.
There is a billiard (snooker) and games room on the first floor.
Next to it is the library and the reading room overlooking the marina.
The Kids club has games room, movie room and play room.
The Straits & Co retail shop offers exclusive gift & souvenir items, clothing, jewelry and a range of magazines.
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Map Location of The Danna
The Danna is located in Telaga Harbor Park area and close to Burau Bay in the west. It's only 11kms from Langkawi International airport (about 15 minutes drive).
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